Dr. Leslie Vilensky, ND
Dr. Leslie Vilensky is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (NMD) with 20 years in private practice. She earned her B.A. in Philosophy and Pre-Medical studies from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN (1992), and received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA (1998).
After completing her medical education Dr. Vilensky moved back to MN to begin her practice. Dr. Vilensky served as President of the Minnesota Association of Naturopathic Physicians from 2006 to 2012. During this time Dr. Vilensky played an instrumental role in moving legislation forward that supports strong professional standards for Naturopathic Doctors in the state of Minnesota. In 2009, she was appointed to the Minnesota Naturopathic Advisory Council, part of the Board of Medical Practice, which oversees the practice of naturopathic medicine in Minnesota.
Dr. Vilensky has extensive clinical experience working with patients that are navigating complex health issues. One of her greatest passions is addressing underlying root causes of illness with an empathic, individualized, patient-centered approach. This led her to becoming an expert in the treatment of Chronic Lyme Disease and other causes of chronic fatigue. Her specialized training includes the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS) Physician Training Program and an extensive clinical rotation with internationally-renowned Lyme-expert Dr. Bernard Raxlen in New York City (2009).
In 2017, Leslie completed a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program at Heartwork Yoga Studio in Northfield, MN where she expanded her knowledge and understanding of the mind-body connection and its impact on health and wellness.
Dr. Vilensky lives in New Prague with her husband, Igor, and their two daughters, Sophie and Ava. When she is not seeing patients at Be Well, she enjoys music, movies, dancing, yoga, running, reading, cooking, and spending time with and laughing with her friends and family.
Professional Affiliations and Education
Board Certified by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE)
Registered Naturopathic Doctor by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
Licensed Naturopathic Physician by the State of Washington
Member of the Minnesota Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Member of the Naturopathic Advisory Council under the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
Alumni of the Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine program at Bastyr University
Member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)